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Thoracic surgery



  • Ron, do you have spinal cord compression with those thoracic herniations?
  • Thank you Greg. Terrible thing to go through. I take it you were not walking well before surgery?
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,575

    When you talk about spinal cord compression.   I have cervical stenosis and just had major decompression surgery for my lumbar stenosis.

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • Yes itsautonomic, I read that paralysis is rare yet there are a multitude of stories of this. I know "rare" well as a Cervical Epidural threw me in to early Cervical Myelopathy that lead me to decompressing my spine! No specialist wants to even document this for the public to see! I also had scary Cauda Equina symptoms (that resolved) with my Lumbar spine. So the fear of paralyzation is very real for me!
  • My neurosurgeon in NYC, whom I trust very much, told me that where my thoracic herniations/compression are located the surgery is too risky and complicated.1/200 are paralyzed just from the surgery he tells me. My worse news was that I am going to have neurological problems(Myelopathy)from my thoracic cord compression at some point and as far as I think right now, surgery is NOT an option. He also told me I WILL come out worse than I walked in! Spinal stuff is so difficult!! How are you doing? Can't be easy after that surgery.
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